MT. VERNON, Ill. (KFVS) - The annual “Run for the Wall” motorcycle ride will not stop in Mt. Vernon, Illinois on Tuesday, May 19 as scheduled.
The annual ride has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Approximately 500 motorcyclists were scheduled to stop in Mt. Vernon to re-fuel and to sit down for a donated luncheon.
Traditionally, the bikers exit off of Interstate 57, refuel at local gas stations and proceed down Broadway to the Mt. Vernon Outland Airport.
At the airport, the bikers will receive a free lunch.
Donations are collected throughout the year to help pay for the luncheon and the cost of fuel for riders.
The committee for the event is asking those who have donated to consider carrying their gift over for the 2021 Run for the Wall.
For the past several years, motorcyclists have traveled from Monterrey, California to Washington, D.C. for the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.
The ride ends at the Vietnam Memorial.
The Run for the Wall ride honors P.O.W., M.I.A., veterans and active military.
Mt. Vernon is the group’s only stop in Illinois.
This is would have been 32nd year the Run for the Wall has stopped in Mt. Vernon.